Tommy gives us what his plan of attack would be:
First, I’m not all that active in free agency. It occurred to me the other day that the last 2 Super Bowl winners were very quiet in FA in the year they actually won. Les Bowen wrote about this dynamic on Monday (great minds think alike, I guess). I think we need to learn from these teams. Stability and continuity are important. Sometimes you are better off letting the FAs and draft picks already on your roster develop and figure things out.
Go read the whole thing, as he takes you from free agency through the draft. Overall I agree with Tommy’s arguments. I’d be happy with Hawthorne on the outside and Kuechly in the middle. However, it’s important to note that in this scenario the Eagles would probably also sign someone now for the middle linebacker spot. Someone like Dan Connor would be a plausible option to keep them from seeming too desperate for Kuechly in the first round and back the rookie up later if he were to falter.